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You Need to Use the HDMI Cable That Comes With the Xbox Series X

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We sometimes unplug a device from the TV, and then only use the same HDMI cable to plug in something newer and better, which makes us feel inwardly gui. The HDMI port has excellent versatility, which seems like a good idea, and frankly, it's much easier than climbing behind the TV and re-passing the entertainment unit to reroute the cable.

However, although they look similar, not all HDMI cables are the same, and you may find yourself missing on some new Xbox Series X


HDMI has four basic speeds:

The names are really confusing, so it's easy to confuse them. But basically they can transmit data at different speeds. It can transmit data to the TV faster, and the more data that can be transmitted, the more beautiful things will look.

The biggest new feature of Xbox Series X is its 4K HDR 120FPS (or 8K HDR 60FPS) game, and without two things, you won’t get it: a TV with 4K HDR

And ultra-high speed HDMI cable.

Considering the expensive and expensive nature of ultra-high-speed cables, it is likely that you have not plugged a cable into the old Xbox One yet, so you will need to run the new cable and pack the old cable with the old console.

On the other hand, the S series only comes with regular high-speed cables, so if you want to get 60FPS 4K HDR or 1440p 120FPS, you may want to consider upgrading to Premium High Speed ​​cables.

Alice Clarke is an award-winning freelance journalist, producer and presenter, and co-curator of PAX Aus Diversity Lounge. In her spare time, she played drums, formed Lego, tried to conquer Britain in "Forza Horizon 4" and watched unhealthy TV shows. Follow her on Twitter @Alicedkc.

Before starting to transfer to USB-C, it is ignored like a USB cable (this just transfers the failover to the power supply, not the cable or phone/device)

Also, some longer HDMI cables are directional, if you reverse the plug, they will not send a signal, and they will have arrows, labels, and the size difference of the source plug (and, the cost is $100+)

There is usually no way to accurately determine whether the HDMI cable is 1.2, 1.4, 2.0 or 2.1, just like USB can carry 0.5A, 1A, 2A+ or QC fast charging voltage, until the protocol "handshake" due to signal speed and shielding, weave Or measure the difference that has been tested and failed.

You won’t know until it doesn’t work.

Even if it says it supports 48Gbps

Hz, until you test it, and various devices have problems that cannot be upgraded or changed.

Or you have a tester/diagnostic dongle with protocol/current screen to show what the source device and target device can negotiate. For USB, you can get these for about US$20. For HDMI, you usually need a price of more than US$300 to US$3000 to test the cable, but the test signal source and receiving TV can handle HGIG, VRR, Dolby Vision, eARC and often. Upgraded new 4K and 8K resolutions.

For HDMI 2.0/2.1, the speed of most of these devices is 18gbps (

) And used as EDID or signal/video processing software dog. At the high end, they can create VRR or HGIG signals, high-definition audio such as DTS-HDMA or Dolby Atmos, and Dolby Vision/HDR test signals for room calibration and cable/TV testing.

Because these devices are interpreting the EDID handshake between HDMI devices, they are expensive, but allow strange device combinations to be combined, bypassing or allowing older devices to continue working without upgrading to non-existent or non-existent devices due to DRM Perhaps the reasons and problems of the license, such as DTS audio or eARC, Dolby Vision, HDR, etc., and the TV cannot or cannot obtain these functions.

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